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Old 06-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A participant's report that the houses they toured were neighbors' homes that weren't even for sale raises questions. Surely, you didn't think anyone could buy a house that easily, right?

We'd be remiss if we didn't bring you news on the latest scandal rocking the housing world: HGTV's show "House Hunters" reportedly is faked.

You're not surprised? Neither are we, though that's partly because we have read a number of posts by Julia Sweeten at "Hooked on Houses" about how the show is done, including this 2010 post that pointed out that the homeowners really have already chosen a home before they start filming.

Is the drama of HGTV's 'House Hunters' fake? - MSN Real Estate
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Location: NJ
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There are threads on this going way back. Does anyone not know it is fake at this point?
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:44 PM
Location: Central Texas
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I had a listing that was on that show. The buyers, it turned out (I didn't know it at the time), were already under contract for the house they wanted to buy (apparently they had to be to be considered for a segment), but had to look at two others for the show. So my listing turned out to be one of those.

Yeah, it's faked.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:01 PM
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Reality. TV. Isn't
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:22 PM
Location: Mostly in my head
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This is not news. All totally faked, even scripted for what the "buyers" have to say. Notice how lately they have been "knocking one out" or "take one out?"
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:52 PM
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Can tell from the comments from men talking about "the natural light". Most men don't think about this, sure it's scripted, but still a fun show to watch. It does make me want to hear the comments I probably made when my wife & I were looking at houses a few years ago. Hope we weren't as negative as some of these people on the show.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:10 PM
Location: Lexington, SC
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A tv reality program not real..........duh
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:00 PM
Location: Philaburbia
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Old news. Next ...
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:49 PM
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:37 AM
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All "reality" shows are totally fake - doesn't everyone know that by now?

And House Hunters sucks - HGTV is a shadow of the great network it used to be in the 90's. All they ever have on now is hours and hours of House Hunters or similar dumb real estate reality shows.
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